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Pražské hudební světy

Pražské hudební světy

[Prague Soundscapes]

Jurková, Zuzana a kol.

subjects: music, anthropology and ethnography

paperback, 304 pp., 1. edition
published: march 2014
ISBN: 978-80-246-2484-6
recommended price: 325 czk



Prague Soundscapes is the first book focusing on music in Prague from other than musical-historical perspectives. It approaches musical events in present-day Prague from an ethno-musicological position, sometimes called musical anthropology. We take in, for instance, the RefuFest festival, a punk concert at the Modrá vopice club, a performance of Dvořák’s Rusalka at the National Theatre or accompany followers of the Hare Krishna and their procession through Prague – not just to see and "hear" their music, but also to learn who makes and listens to it and why. An abundance of photographs accompany the book‘s text, helping the reader become one of the participants.